Whether your New Year’s Resolution was to give back to the community, you’re cleaning out the closets or you just have a good heart, a local church in Santee has got an event for you.
Pathways Community Church of Santee is holding their semi-annual free clothing event on Feb. 18 and they need your donations. The event is a donation and an offering. Everyone is invited to drop off clothes or pick some up. At last July’s event, the church only accepted children’s clothes, but this time, everything is accepted.
“This time we decided to expand it to adult clothing as well,” said the event’s organizer and member of the church Kristine Quirk to Patch in an email. “Kids grow so fast so it just makes sense to provide a venue for people to take part in the old-fashioned practice of "handing-down" clothing to younger children.
The event is for the community—a give and a take to help out your neighbors.
“We are holding this as an outreach to the community to help people get the clothing they may need but in some cases may not be able to afford due to tough economic times,” Quirk said.
The actual event, where everyone can come and pick through the clothes, is Feb. 18 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. But people are encouraged to donate items like clothing, shoes, backpacks and accessories for all ages.
“Donations are not required to take part in the event,” Quirk said. “But the more donations we receive, the better the event for everyone.”
Ready to give the things you don’t need to someone who does? Donations can be dropped off Sundays at Pathways Church through Feb. 12. You can also drop off donations during the week at the church office in the north end of the plaza. Donations are also welcome the day of the event.
If you’d like to volunteer for this event, call up Quirk at 619-301-5443 and give back to the community.
“This is a great way to put the clothing, shoes and accessories that you don't need anymore to use to help someone else within our community,” Quirk said.